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End Citizens United Endorses Rep. Joyce Beatty for Reelection in OH-03

Feb 20, 2020

Beatty voted for the For the People Act (H.R. 1), the most sweeping anti-corruption and government ethics bill since Watergate

End Citizens United (ECU) today endorsed Representative Joyce Beatty for reelection in Ohio’s Third Congressional District. Beatty has a strong record of working to root out government corruption and strengthen our democracy, including voting to pass a once-in-a-generation anti-corruption and government reform bill, the For the People Act (H.R. 1).

“Rep. Joyce Beatty has been a tireless advocate for reform in Congress,” said End Citizens United President Tiffany Muller. “The outsized influence of big money in politics is drowning out the voices of everyday Ohioans, but Rep. Beatty works day in, day out to change that. End Citizens United is proud to endorse Rep. Joyce Beatty for reelection, and we look forward to helping her win.”

“I believe that elected officials should be accountable to our communities, not corporate special interests,” said Representative Joyce Beatty. “In Congress, I’ve fought and passed legislation including H.R. 1, the landmark anti-corruption bill that takes power away from special interests and gives it back to the people. I’m honored to receive End Citizens United’s endorsement, and I look forward to working alongside them to continue to stand up, give back and get things done for the Third Congressional District.”

bipartisan poll shows that a majority of voters see corruption in the political system as the most serious problem facing the country, especially among independents. The poll also finds that unlimited, undisclosed political contributions and the influence of big money in politics are seen as major problems.

ECU and Let America Vote (LAV) recently merged to combat the two biggest challenges facing our democracy: Big Money and voter suppression. ECU is dedicated to getting Big Money out of politics and fixing the rigged system in Washington so that the government works for all Americans. LAV is building a grassroots effort to fight back against voter suppression and protect every American’s right to vote.

ECU and LAV will work to end our rigged political system by electing reform champions, passing meaningful legislative reforms, and elevating these issues in the national conversation. ECU has more than four million members nationwide, including 7,200 in Ohio’s Third Congressional District, and is entirely grassroots-funded with an average donation of just $14. In 2018, over 1,000 LAV grassroots volunteers knocked on over 340,000 doors, made 112,000 calls, and sent 341,000 texts to help elect 100 pro-democracy leaders.